DSDC is delighted to welcome Gayle Henry to the team, as Learning & Development Officer.
Gayle has been a Registered Adult Nurse since 2000 with experience working in care homes and community palliative care both in Scotland and Australia. She has taught undergraduate nursing students at Wollongong University, Australia, while also participating in a research project while in Australia relating to recognising end of life for dementia patients (REACH out in Dementia). While Project Liaison Officer for REACH out in Dementia, Gayle had work published and went on to develop a care plan, subsequently utilised by several aged care organisations in Australia (NSW and interest from Queensland). It was while working on the REACH project in Australia that Gayle developed an interest in end of life care for people with dementia.
She was also a Clinical Nurse Educator for community nurses in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven (NSW) then an Education Manager for an aged care organisation (Warrigal covering NSW and ACT) before returning to work in Scotland in 2014. Upon returning to Scotland, Gayle has been employed as a Care Home Liaison Nurse in East Dunbartonshire and more recently as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Care Homes, having undertaken further study to achieve this.